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Clemson, Alabama overshadow Jaguars personnel moves

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The College Football Playoff Championship Game was a victim of bad scheduling. When news emerged that the Jacksonville Jaguars had hired Doug Marrone as their Head Coach and Tom Coughlin as Executive Vice-President of Football Operations, who cared about a silly college football game? While Deshaun Watson and company were upsetting Alabama on Monday night, didn’t much of the nation miss part of it because they were glued to the NFL Network? The answer is, of course, an emphatic NO.…

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Former FSU star EJ Manuel to start for Bills on Sunday

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As the calendar turns the page to a new year on Sunday, a familiar face will be back at quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. Former Florida State star EJ Manuel will lead his team against the New York Jets in the season finale for both teams. While starter Tyrod Taylor is officially being “benched,” the move is being described as a “business decision,” by sources close to the Bills. Taylor would be owed more than $27 million in guaranteed payments…

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Dolphins escape Buffalo with 34-31 OT victory

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It turned out closer than it should have, but the Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime on Saturday in upstate New York. Andrew Franks tied the game at the end of regulation with a 55-yard field goal and won it with only 55 seconds left in the extra period. With the victory, the Dolphins moved to 10-5, the first time they have won that many games since 2008. That is also the last time Miami qualified for…

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Effort was there, victory was not for Jaguars

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Sometimes even a strong effort is not enough. That describes the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Sunday afternoon in Buffalo. Despite the defense playing aggressive football, there was not quite enough offense for the Jaguars to break their long losing streak. The Bills came away with a 28-21 victory at Ralph Wilson Stadium sending Jacksonville to their sixth straight loss. The Bills came into the game as the leading rushing team in the NFL. For most of the day, Jacksonville did a good…

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Christian Ponder’s future lies in the hands of Colin Kaepernick

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For those wondering whatever happened to Christian Ponder, he could be making an appearance in an NFL game in the near future. None other than Colin Kaepernick holds the key to his immediate future. Ponder, the 12th pick in the 2011 NFL draft out of Florida State, is currently the third-string quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers. After four forgettable years with the Minnesota Vikings and not playing at all in 2015, San Francisco signed the former Seminole in August after…

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No scoops for you: NFL team media policy has many restrictions

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Don’t expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices. Mentioning what might be said during a post-practice team huddle is also out. And forget about learning who opened practice at quarterback, or any other position for that matter. Those are among the items the Bills are restricting from being mentioned as part of their wide-ranging media policy unveiled Tuesday, when reporters began arriving for the team’s first week of voluntary…

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Have arm, will travel: Life of NFL journeyman quarterbacks

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Josh Johnson thumbs through the array of Buffalo Bills-themed T-shirts, pullovers and sweatpants that hang at his locker. Almost everything he wears is provided by the team – his fourth since April. “Look at all this stuff I’ve got here,” said Johnson, an eight-year veteran who has played for seven different teams. “I try my best to pack light. If I’ve got to wear the same things over and over, I will.” Johnson, like other NFL vagabonds, needs to be…

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